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October 2020: Animals > The Witches, by Roald Dahl-4 Fun Stars

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message 1: by Joi (new) - rated it 4 stars

Joi (missjoious) | 3824 comments What a fun little treat of a book!
I have never read this before, according to my mother- this book was deemed 'too scary' for me as a child, and I rejected it in fear. Lol. Sounds like me, I'm a whip when it comes to scary stuff. This definitely makes me want to read more Roald Dahl, and revisit some of his classics from childhood.

This follows an unnamed boy with his unnamed grandmother. Grandmother explains how REAL witches live, how to recognize them, and what their deal is. When on a visit to England, the hotel they stay at is ALSO having a convention for witches in disguise. Wackiness ensues! I loved the comedy in the writing- the straightforwardness, and the meta-ness of the reader/writer relationship.

I'm excited to watch the "old movie", and admit I picked this up in anticipation of the NEW HBO movie coming out later this month.

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Cora (corareading) | 1419 comments I remember that this one scared me when I was a kid - I especially remember being afraid of rats.

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